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Shell-shaped Earflare
Kendal, Belize
Early Classic period A.D. 250-400
Greenstone
11.8 x 5.7 x 1.7 cm
From "The Blood of Kings - Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art" by Linda Schele and Mary Ellen Miller

"This greenstone earflare, one of the most extraordinary objects known in Maya art, is carved to represent half of a bivalve shell...it was recovered from a burial mound at Kendal, Belize in 1892."




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